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Media Player Classic


Media Player Classic looks just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but has many additional features. It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support (requires QuickTime and/or Real Player), built-in MPEG2/SVCD/DVD codec. No longer developed so use instead MPC-HC or MPC-BE.

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File size:2MB
Portable version
Old versions available
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  Latest version (February 14, 2010)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

*106 Fixed wrong comment for Delay setting in DirectVobSub.
*105 Updated file formats list
*104 Updated copyright year
*103 libpng to version 1.2.37
*102 VSFilter: blacklisted Google Desktop(v2.39.5.2)
*101 VSFilter: change registry key name of Style to Style2 to prevent issues with old versions
*100 FLV Splitter: fix support for NELLYMOSER_8HZ_MONO
*99 Better match standard DirectShow behavior for selecting the source filter.
*98 Updated libpng to version 1.2.35
*97 Minor changes
*96 Updated libfaad to version 2.7
*95 Bump VSFilter version number and copyright year.(v2.39.5.1)
*94 Fixes to VFR support in Avisynth TextSub function, thanks to Conan Tantei.
*93 Have VSFilter.dll report a sane version number in the VERSIONINFO resource, instead of the useless numbers telling nothing about the actual version numbers everyone else uses (including the DShow filter's own About property page.)(v2.39.5.0)
*92 Add VFR capability to the Avisynth 2.5 VSFilter TextSub() and MaskSub() functions.
Also make both TextSub() and MaskSub() take named parameters instead of only positional ones.
*91 Updated libpng to version 1.2.34
*90 Matroska splitter: Theora support
*89 MP4 splitter: AC3 support
MP4 splitter: small bugfix
Matroska splitter: E-AC3 support
*88 Ogg splitter: Theora support
*87 Fixed buffer overrun in RealText subtitle parser (Released)
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MPC and MPC-HC are my favourite media players.
Using them about 6 years i think!

But this player may not be good for newbies, as sometimes some settings should be changed for proper playback!

(Yes i use other players too... at home MPC.)
(At work, college use VLC, KMP, GOM)

Posted May 26, 2012 by kotuwa. Tool version using OS Other
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

This is exactly what I was looking for. I downloaded AVS, RealPlayer & Roxio before I found Media Player Classic. I highly recommend it.

Posted June 05, 2010 by rshill5. Tool version using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

"Works better than mplayer2 but when you try and right click on a mpg and open with it cant find the file to play."

This is easy enough to fix.

- open Windows Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types.
- scroll down to MPG (or whatever file extension you want to open using MPC)
- click on Advanced -> New
- in the Acion field, enter: Media Player Classic
- in the Application... field, Browse to mplayerc.exe and select it
- add "%1" to the end, so that in the Application field, it reads like so:
"C:\Program Files\mplayer.exe" "%1"

The %1 represents the file you want to open (eg. movie.mpg), and the quotes around %1 is in case there are spaces in the path/filename (ie. to make it commandline-friendly).

When you right-click on an MPG file, it will now show "Media Player Classic" in the context menu.

"If only it was updated by the author."

You can use Media Player Classic Home Theatre, which is more or less a continuation of this project. MPC-HT is great. It even plays FLVs.

Posted May 06, 2010 by obs. Tool version using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

Best video player - ever. Plays every sick and unknown video format. And can be configured to play anything else what can be played if necessary codec is provided. Gives you a lot of free time, because you won't ever need to get any other players.

Posted June 06, 2009 by adijumi. Tool version 1.2.991.0 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

YES. As you say, add ffdshow and it's the best combo ever with a very light footprint and no installation or registry crap. Microsoft lost the plot long ago with complex undecipherable hard-to-use bloatware (or saw that complexity ensured adding to its bottom line?) ... wish MS stood back and took stock and a leaf out of this crowd's book.

Posted March 16, 2008 by halsboss. Tool version latest using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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